Curriculum planning: How to write a new scheme of work for history

Primary History article

By Hilary Pegum and Steve Davy, published 7th March 2014

Please note: this article was originally written in early 2014 for schools needing to prepare schemes of work for the new National Curriculum coming into effect that September.  

The implementation from September 2014 of the new national curriculum programme of study for history gives you a time-scale for reviewing, refreshing and resourcing your new scheme of work. The ‘to do' list might seem daunting so here we describe and illustrate a process that will ensure you have enough in place for the start of the new school year and a way forward for the future.

You can access support for each stage of the process from materials available from the Historical Association website including resources from the Nuffield Foundation Primary History project, Primary History, the primary educational journal of the Historical Association and other authoritative organisations such as Ofsted and the National College for Teaching and Leadership. If you are responsible for curriculum planning in other subjects you can apply much of this guidance to these subjects. This will ensure a consistent approach to renewal across the whole curriculum for your school...

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